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Insight: Kings Update / New CDCR Secretary / Boston Marathon Media Failures / Sound Advice: Jazz

Published April 18, 2013

Kings Update - Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us from New York City where he's staking out the NBA Board of Governors meetings. A vote on whether the Sacramento Kings could be sold from the Maloofs and moved to Seattle was expected, but has been postponed two to three weeks. Ben tells us the latest from New York and reporter Bob Moffitt talks about last night's final game of the season.

New CDCR Secretary - California's prisons have improved by leaps and bounds since the federal court' took control of the state's correctional facilities and charged authorities with reducing inmate populations. But even after improvements and a sharp reduction in inmate populations the federal courts are denying the state from regaining control over its prisons. We'll speak with Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Jeffrey Beard about further plans for improvements and his role as the new head of the state's prison system.

Boston Marathon Media Failures - When news broke Wednesday morning that a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was apprehended it was hard to know what to believe. CNN and the Boston Globe tweeted authorities had made an arrest. Other news organizations replied with denials of a suspect in custody. Meanwhile, people across the nation are still wondering whether the graphic photos released during and after the bombings were insensitive. Today we're taking a few minutes to look at the media's coverage of the Boston bombings and discuss how social media may be driving some media organizations to value speed over accuracy.

Sound Advice: Jazz - April is a good time to immerse yourself in anything related to jazz because this is Jazz Appreciation Month. Capital Public Radio's Jazz Music Director Gary Vercelli joins us to discuss the latest in jazz in honor of Record Store Day and Public Radio Music Month.


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